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Midday Music Playlist for 02/14/2011

For Valentine's Day, music of twosomes: couples in plots (Romeo and Juliet and several other "ands"), performer couples (David Finckel and Wu Han, the Jupiter String Quartet) and music-writing couples (Samuel Barber and Giancarlo Menotti, Clara and Robert Schumann, Eric Whitacre and Hila Plitman).

Gershwin, G. / Bunch, K. Porgy and Bess Fantasy for piano tiro Eroica Trio EMI 07351
Prokofiev, S. Romeo and Juliet, Ballet Suite No. 2 Cincinnati Sym, Jarvi Telarc 80597
Rossini, G. Torvaldo and Dorliska National Phil, Chailly London 414 407
Whitacre, E. Five Hebrew Love Songs, words by Hila Plitman Eric Whitacre Singers, Pavao Quartet, Whitacre Decca 14850
Mendelssohn, F. String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80: mvts 3-4 Jupiter String Quartet Marquis 14052
Faure, G. / Klaveren, W.v. Pelleas and Melisande Amstel Saxophone Quartet, Wijnand van Klaveren Concert Artists Guild cag102
Waxman, F. Tristan and Isolde Fantasia after Wagner Chloe Hanslip, Charles Owen, Royal Phil, Slatkin Naxos 8.559302
Ravel, M. Daphnis and Chloe: Scene 3 Chicago Sym Orch and Chorus, Haitink CSOR 901 906
Schubert, F. Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat: Andante un poco mosso Wu Han, Philip Setzer, David Finckel ArtistLed 10802
Barber, S. Symphony No. 1 in one movement, Op. 9, dedicated to Gian Carlo Menotti Atlanta Sym Orch, Spano Telarc 80596
Schumann, C. Three Romances for violin and piano, Op. 22: No. 3 Gudrun Schaumann, Christoph Hammer Capriccio 5040